Pdf ebook: The Giving Tree

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Summary: As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and l

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  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061965103
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 64
  • Language: English
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Description: As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a classic that will now reach an even wider audience. "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss the other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic!


Pdf ebook: Transcending Boundaries

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Summary: Transcending Boundaries: Writing for a Dual Audience of Children and Adults is a collection of essays on twentieth-century authors who cross the borders be

  • Author : Sandra L. Beckett
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135685932
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: Transcending Boundaries: Writing for a Dual Audience of Children and Adults is a collection of essays on twentieth-century authors who cross the borders between adult and children's literature and appeal to both audiences. This collection of fourteen essays by scholars from eight countries constitutes the first book devoted to the art of crosswriting the child and adult in twentieth-century international literature. Sandra Beckett explores the multifaceted nature of crossover literature and the diverse ways in which writers cross the borders to address a dual readership of children and adults. It considers classics such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Pinocchio, with particular emphasis on post-World War II literature. The essays in Transcending Boundaries clearly suggest that crossover literature is a major, widespread trend that appears to be sharply on the rise.


Pdf ebook: Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

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Summary: A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigr

  • Author : Min Jin Lee
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN: 1455563919
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Views: 756
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Description: A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle). NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 * A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017 * JULY PICK FOR THE PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB NOW READ THIS * FINALIST FOR THE 2018DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE* WINNER OF THE MEDICI BOOK CLUB PRIZE Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER "There could only be a few winners, and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones." In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations. Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history. *Includes reading group guide*


Pdf ebook: A Light in the Attic

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Summary: NOW AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK! From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends,

  • Author : Shel Silverstein
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062999702
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Views: 516
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Description: NOW AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK! From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, comes an imaginative book of poems and drawings—a favorite of Shel Silverstein fans young and old. This digital edition also includes twelve poems previously only available in the special edition hardcover. A Light in the Attic delights with remarkable characters and hilariously profound poems in a collection readers will return to again and again. Here in the attic you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel. Come on up to the attic of Shel Silverstein and let the light bring you home. And don't miss these other Shel Silverstein ebooks, The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and Falling Up!


Pdf ebook: The Selfish Crocodile

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Summary: All of the animals are afraid of the Selfish Crocodile - he never let's them into his river, and he's always so snappy! And so when the Selfish Crocodile f

  • Author : Faustin Charles
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408839318
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 804
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Description: All of the animals are afraid of the Selfish Crocodile - he never let's them into his river, and he's always so snappy! And so when the Selfish Crocodile finds himself in terrible pain, no-one wants to help him - after all, what if he gobbles them up? But, to everyone's surprise, there is one animal in the forest who is willing to help . . . A brilliant tale of friendship, The Selfish Crocodile has become a picture book classic.


Pdf ebook: Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American

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Summary: “Go back to where you came from, you terrorist!” This is just one of the many warm, lovely, and helpful tips that Wajahat Ali and other children of imm

  • Author : Wajahat Ali
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393867986
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1081
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Description: “Go back to where you came from, you terrorist!” This is just one of the many warm, lovely, and helpful tips that Wajahat Ali and other children of immigrants receive on a daily basis. Go back where, exactly? Fremont, California, where he grew up, but is now an unaffordable place to live? Or Pakistan, the country his parents left behind a half-century ago? Growing up living the suburban American dream, young Wajahat devoured comic books (devoid of brown superheroes) and fielded well-intentioned advice from uncles and aunties. (“Become a doctor!”) He had turmeric stains under his fingernails, was accident-prone, suffered from OCD, and wore Husky pants, but he was as American as his neighbors, with roots all over the world. Then, while Ali was studying at University of California, Berkeley, 9/11 happened. Muslims replaced communists as America’s enemy #1, and he became an accidental spokesman and ambassador of all ordinary, unthreatening things Muslim-y. Now a middle-aged dad, Ali has become one of the foremost and funniest public intellectuals in America. In Go Back to Where You Came From, he tackles the dangers of Islamophobia, white supremacy, and chocolate hummus, peppering personal stories with astute insights into national security, immigration, and pop culture. In this refreshingly bold, hopeful, and uproarious memoir, Ali offers indispensable lessons for cultivating a more compassionate, inclusive, and delicious America.


Pdf ebook: Smaller and Smaller Circles

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Summary: This harrowing mystery, winner of the Philippine National Book Award, follows two Catholic priests on the hunt through Manila for a brutal serial killer Pa

  • Author : F.H. Batacan
  • Publisher: Soho Press
  • ISBN: 1616957123
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Views: 841
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Description: This harrowing mystery, winner of the Philippine National Book Award, follows two Catholic priests on the hunt through Manila for a brutal serial killer Payatas, a 50-acre dump northeast of Manila’s Quezon City, is home to thousands of people who live off of what they can scavenge there. It is one of the poorest neighborhoods in a city whose law enforcement is already stretched thin, devoid of forensic resources and rife with corruption. So when the eviscerated bodies of preteen boys begin to appear in the dump heaps, there is no one to seek justice on their behalf. In the rainy summer of 1997, two Jesuit priests take the matter of protecting their flock into their own hands. Father Gus Saenz is a respected forensic anthropologist, one of the few in the Philippines, and has been tapped by the Director of the National Bureau of Investigations as a backup for police efforts. Together with his protégé, Father Jerome Lucero, a psychologist, Saenz dedicates himself to tracking down the monster preying on these impoverished boys. Smaller and Smaller Circles, widely regarded as the first Filipino crime novel, is a poetic masterpiece of literary noir, a sensitive depiction of a time and place, and a fascinating story about the Catholic Church and its place in its devotees’ lives.


Pdf ebook: A Boy Named Shel

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Summary: Few authors are as beloved as Shel Silverstein. His inimitable drawings and comic poems have become the bedtime staples of millions of children and their p

  • Author : Lisa Rogak
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1429980567
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1198
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Description: Few authors are as beloved as Shel Silverstein. His inimitable drawings and comic poems have become the bedtime staples of millions of children and their parents, but few readers know much about the man behind that wild-eyed, bearded face peering out from the backs of dust jackets. In A Boy Named Shel, Lisa Rogak tells the full story of a life as antic and adventurous as any of his creations. A man with an incurable case of wanderlust, Shel kept homes on both coasts and many places in between---and enjoyed regular stays in the Playboy Mansion. Everywhere he went he charmed neighbors, made countless friends, and romanced almost as many women with his unstoppable energy and never-ending wit. His boundless creativity brought him fame and fortune---neither of which changed his down-to-earth way of life---and his children's books sold millions of copies. But he was much more than "just" a children's writer. He collaborated with anyone who crossed his path, and found success in a wider range of genres than most artists could ever hope to master. He penned hit songs like "A Boy Named Sue" and "The Unicorn." He drew cartoons for Stars & Stripes and got his big break with Playboy. He wrote experimental plays and collaborated on scripts with David Mamet. With a seemingly unending stream of fresh ideas, he worked compulsively and enthusiastically on a wide array of projects up until his death, in 1999. Drawing on wide-ranging interviews and in-depth research, Rogak gives fans a warm, enlightening portrait of an artist whose imaginative spirit created the poems, songs, and drawings that have touched the lives of so many children---and adults.


Pdf ebook: The Greek Islands

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Summary: Lose yourself in this dazzling travelogue of the idyllic Greek Islands by the king of travel writing and real-life family member of The Durrells in Corfu.

  • Author : Lawrence Durrell
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571265251
  • Genre: Travel
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Views: 504
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Description: Lose yourself in this dazzling travelogue of the idyllic Greek Islands by the king of travel writing and real-life family member of The Durrells in Corfu. 'Incandescent.' André Aciman 'Invades the reader's every sense ... Remarkable.' Victoria Hislop 'Nobody knows the Greek islands like Durrell.' New York Times White-washed houses drenched in pink bougainvillea; dazzling seascapes and rugged coastlines; colourful harbours in quaint fishing villages; shady olive and cypress groves; terraces bathed in the Aegean sun ... The Greek islands conjure up a treasure-chest of images - but nobody brings them to life as vividly as the legendary travel writer Lawrence Durrell. It was during his youth in Corfu - which his brother Gerald fictionalised in My Family and Other Animals, later filmed as The Durrells In Corfu - that his love affair with the Mediterranean began. Now, in this glorious tour of the Greek islands, he weaves evocative descriptions of these idyllic landscapes with insights into their ancient history, and shares luminous personal memories of his time in the local communities. No traveller to Greece or admirer of Durrell's magic should miss it. 'Masterly ... Casts a spell.' Jan Morris 'Our last great garlicky master of the vanishing Mediterranean.' Richard Holmes 'Like long letters from a civilized and very funny friend - the prose as luminous as the Mediterranean air he loves.' Time


Pdf ebook: The Serious Goose

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Summary: Meet a very Serious Goose in late-night host Jimmy Kimmel's first fun and funny picture book! There is nothing silly about this goose. You CANNOT make her

  • Author : Jimmy Kimmel
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 052570776X
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 40
  • Language: English
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Description: Meet a very Serious Goose in late-night host Jimmy Kimmel's first fun and funny picture book! There is nothing silly about this goose. You CANNOT make her laugh, so DON'T EVEN TRY! Written, illustrated, and lettered by Jimmy Kimmel, this picture book challenges young readers to bring the silly out of a very Serious Goose. Inspired by Jimmy’s nickname for his kids, The Serious Goose reminds us to be silly in a serious way. Challenge your little comedians to make this no-nonsense goose smile. This delightful read-aloud is guaranteed to create gaggles of giggles time and time again! Kimmel’s proceeds from sales of THE SERIOUS GOOSE will be donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and children’s hospitals around the country.


Pdf ebook: A Visitor for Bear

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Summary: "A Visitor for Bear has the feel of a classic, and it’s so cozy no parent could object to reading it aloud every night." — The New York Times Book Revi

  • Author : Bonny Becker
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • ISBN: 0763680443
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 56
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1321
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Description: "A Visitor for Bear has the feel of a classic, and it’s so cozy no parent could object to reading it aloud every night." — The New York Times Book Review (starred review) Features an audio read-along! Bear is quite sure he doesn’t like visitors. He even has a sign. So when a mouse taps on his door one day, Bear tells him to leave. But the mouse — who keeps popping up in the most unexpected places — just won’t go away! Cheery persistence wears down the curmudgeonly Bear in a wry comedy of manners that ends in a most unlikely friendship.


Pdf ebook: The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever

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Summary: Get ready for the newest installment of the New York Times Bestselling Biggest Ever series! It's the day after Thanksgiving, and Clayton and Desmond feel t

  • Author : Steven Kroll
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545531934
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 668
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Description: Get ready for the newest installment of the New York Times Bestselling Biggest Ever series! It's the day after Thanksgiving, and Clayton and Desmond feel the chill in the air. The cool weather makes them think of Christmas . . . and Christmas makes them think of Christmas trees! Who'll find the biggest one? In the newest installment of this beloved, bestselling series, Clayton the town mouse and Desmond the country mouse team up to bring the spirit of Christmas to Mouseville-in a BIG way.


Pdf ebook: The Duchess Countess

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Summary: This “scintillating story superbly told” (The Times, London) explores the adventurous life of the stylish and scandalous Elizabeth Chudleigh, Duchess o

  • Author : Catherine Ostler
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1982179759
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1089
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Description: This “scintillating story superbly told” (The Times, London) explores the adventurous life of the stylish and scandalous Elizabeth Chudleigh, Duchess of Kingston—a woman whose infamous trial was bigger news in British society than the American War of Independence—and provides a clear-eyed and fascinating look into the sumptuous Georgian Era. As maid of honor to the Princess of Wales, Elizabeth Chudleigh enjoyed a luxurious life in the inner circle of the Hanoverian court. With her extraordinary style and engaging wit, she both delighted and scandalized the press and public. She would later even inspire William Thackeray when he was writing his classic Vanity Fair, providing the inspiration for the alluring social climber Becky Sharp. But Elizabeth’s real story is more complex and surprising than anything out of fiction. A clandestine, candlelit wedding to the young heir to an earldom, a second marriage to a duke, a lust for diamonds, and an electrifying appearance at a masquerade ball in a gossamer dress—it’s no wonder that Elizabeth’s eventual trial was a sensation. Charged with bigamy, an accusation she vehemently fought against, Elizabeth refused to submit to public humiliation and retire quietly. “A superb, gripping, decadent, colorful biography that brings an extraordinary woman and a whole world blazingly to life” (Simon Sebag Montefiore, New York Times bestselling author), The Duchess Countess is perfect for fans of Bridgerton, Women of Means, and The Crown.


Pdf ebook: A Bad Case of Stripes

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Summary: "What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!" Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the ot

  • Author : David Shannon
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 1338113151
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1257
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Description: "What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!" Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!


Pdf ebook: The Wish Tree

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Summary: Charles wants to find a wish tree. His brother and sister don't believe there is such a thing, but his trusty companion Boggan is ready to join Charles on

  • Author : Kyo Maclear
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 1452156883
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 40
  • Language: English
  • Views: 997
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Description: Charles wants to find a wish tree. His brother and sister don't believe there is such a thing, but his trusty companion Boggan is ready to join Charles on a journey to find out. And along the way, they discover that wishes can come true in the most unexpected ways. The poetic text and heartwarming illustrations evoke the true essence of the holiday season and will inspire wishers everywhere. This gem of a book deserves center stage year round. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.


Pdf ebook: The Giving Tree

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Summary: The Giving Tree takes you beyond a Christianity that exists only as a title or a good idea and transports you into a living experience with the extraordina

  • Author : Sherri Falco
  • Publisher: Eyes Open Press
  • ISBN: 1736073346
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 212
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1299
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Description: The Giving Tree takes you beyond a Christianity that exists only as a title or a good idea and transports you into a living experience with the extraordinary God of the Bible-the One who still does miracles in the lives of ordinary people. Filled with empowering testimonies that touch the heart as well as clear biblical teaching that strengthens the soul, The Giving Tree dares you to believe in a supernatural lifestyle where heaven really breaks forth, Jesus still heals, demons still flee, and God still provides. For every person who ever wondered whether there is more, whether Jesus is real, or whether he cares-this book is for you. Not only is it for you, it is about you. Be prepared to be called you into your destiny as a child of God. Every single one of God's children was created to hear his voice and release his glory and power on the earth through the spoken Word. This is the "Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27). The Giving Tree is a powerful invitation into this calling.


Pdf ebook: The Giving Tree

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Summary: Christmas is just around the corner and Charlotte has every intention of making it the best one ever for the residents and shops of Kingfisher Falls. After

  • Author : Phillipa Nefri Clark
  • Publisher: Next Chapter
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 146
  • Language: English
  • Views: 846
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Description: Christmas is just around the corner and Charlotte has every intention of making it the best one ever for the residents and shops of Kingfisher Falls. After the success last year of the bookshop's 'Giving Box', she's roped eleven other traders into joining her 'Giving Tree' project. But the new mayor wants the project to fail, and he is quick to blame a recently returned, down-on-their-luck local when some of the gift cards go missing. Meanwhile, Trev has a new constable to train and can't seem to find the right moment to propose to the woman he loves. As the thefts devastate the town and shoppers avoid Kingfisher Falls, Charlotte faces a big decision when news about her past casts doubt on her future. With days before Christmas, can Charlotte solve the mystery of the missing cards and exonerate the accused local, or will the person behind all the crime in town finally take their revenge?


Pdf ebook: The Amazing Giving Tree Secret

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Summary: Can twins Luke and Brayden discover The Amazing Giving Tree Secret and bring Christmas joy to their friend, Elena, who will be staying in the hospital for

  • Author : Mary Ellen Fimbel
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1512710695
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1514
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Description: Can twins Luke and Brayden discover The Amazing Giving Tree Secret and bring Christmas joy to their friend, Elena, who will be staying in the hospital for the holidays? Experience the kindness and love that lead them to the true meaning of Christmas. Join them as they embark on this journey of compassion and generosity. Discover the gift of joy for both those giving and receiving when the virtues of love and kindness are shared. Learn the value of reaching out to others to make the world a better and brighter place. Challenge yourself to the excitement and amazing rewards of creating your own personal giving tree.


Pdf ebook: The Giving Hearts

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Summary: Marietta native Miranda Evans has yet to find her niche...until a small legacy allows her to open a gift boutique featuring local artists in the historic G

  • Author : Sinclair Jayne
  • Publisher: Tule Publishing
  • ISBN: 1948342243
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 790
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Description: Marietta native Miranda Evans has yet to find her niche...until a small legacy allows her to open a gift boutique featuring local artists in the historic Graff hotel. As Valentine’s approaches, Miranda, who’s always left romance to the pages of a book, reaches out to involve the community in random acts of kindness to celebrate the month of love. Miranda has no need for hearts and flowers until the boy next door she dreamed about in high school arrives back in town more handsome, brooding, and out of reach than ever. Orthopedic surgeon Whitman Telford blew out of his small, Montana hometown at eighteen without looking back. When he's told to fill in for a month at Marietta’s hospital before obtaining his dream job in LA, no is not an option. After getting sucked into the Valentine project along with half the town, Witt starts to wonder if he'll still be eager to see Marietta in his rearview mirror. Opposites attract or so Miranda’s heard, but will she have the courage to test this theory and take a chance on romance when so much more than her heart is at stake? Previously titled Valentine's at the Graff


Pdf ebook: The Forever Tree

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Summary: A fresh twist on Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree based on a real tree in Wisconsin that became something more, this is a timeless story about loss and r

  • Author : Tereasa Surratt,Donna Lukas
  • Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0553523945
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1469
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Description: A fresh twist on Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree based on a real tree in Wisconsin that became something more, this is a timeless story about loss and renewal at home and in nature. "This is a true story about a Tree that grew from something more than water and sunshine. It grew from love." The animals and humans always knew their tree was special. The trunk was the best place to host championship bingo tournaments, and the branches were perfect for swinging in the shade! But when the tree gets sick, neighbors new and old will have to join forces if they have any chance of saving their treetop home. A touching tale based on the true story of one special tree, and the community that brought it back to life.


Pdf ebook: Where the Sidewalk Ends

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Summary: NOW AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK! Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling author of The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and Every Thing On

  • Author : Shel Silverstein
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0061965251
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Views: 522
  • Downloads: 522
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Description: NOW AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK! Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling author of The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, has created a poetry collection that is outrageously funny and deeply profound. Come in . . . for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. You'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist. Shel Silverstein's masterful collection of poems and drawings stretches the bounds of imagination and will be cherished by readers of all ages. This is a collection that belongs on everyone's bookshelf. Makes a great gift for special occasions such as holidays, birthdays, and graduation. And don't miss these other Shel Silverstein ebooks, The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic, and Falling Up!


Pdf ebook: Besides the Bible

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Summary: How do you decide what to read? Dan Gibson, Jordan Green and John Pattison have created this tool to make your choices easier. Besides the Bible is a guide

  • Author : Dan Gibson,Jordan Green,John Pattison
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 083085858X
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 261
  • Language: English
  • Views: 321
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Description: How do you decide what to read? Dan Gibson, Jordan Green and John Pattison have created this tool to make your choices easier. Besides the Bible is a guide to the wide array of great books that they believe every Christian should read—the ones that matter to the church and the world.


Pdf ebook: The Big Book of EVEN MORE Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

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Summary: Following on from The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens, this book provides EVEN MORE imaginative and fun activity ideas, lesso

  • Author : Lindsey Joiner
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 1784501964
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1979
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Description: Following on from The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens, this book provides EVEN MORE imaginative and fun activity ideas, lessons, and projects for use with difficult and challenging children and teens aged 5+. From ice breakers and group starters to bibliotherapy and monthly character education activities, there are over 90 ideas designed to unleash the creativity of children and teens, and teach social skills, strategies to control anger and anxiety, conflict resolution, positive thinking skills, and more. They make use of art, scientific experiments, expressive arts and books, and many come with photocopiable handouts. The activities can be used in a variety of settings, and they are adaptable for use with both individuals and groups. This is a practical resource bursting with ideas, and it will be invaluable for anyone working with children and teens, including school counselors, teachers, social workers, youth workers, arts therapists, and psychologists.


Pdf ebook: The Life-Giving Tree

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Summary: The Life Giving Tree book is written in three parts. The first part deals with the unique privileges as sons of God. Christ has reconciled and recreated us

  • Author : Clifford Reid
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1664232400
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 162
  • Language: English
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Description: The Life Giving Tree book is written in three parts. The first part deals with the unique privileges as sons of God. Christ has reconciled and recreated us, in His flesh Colossians 1:21-22, He has made us one in Him Ephesians 2:16 we are now flesh of His flesh and bone of His bones Ephesians 5:30. When He appears we shall be like Him! 1John 3:2 wow this is exciting! Second part deals with the book of Revelation. It unfolds the drama of the end of the ages and reveals the spiritual wars that is yet to be fought before the ushering of the kingdom of God. Third part deals with some prophetic utterances that was revealed while spending much time in prayer.


Pdf ebook: Eli,Ely

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Summary: Eli,Ely - a San Francisco dramedy of sex, tears, and a life lived in not-so-quiet desperation Unstable, struggling writer, Eli Trocchi is in a relationship

  • Author : Ezekiel Tyrus
  • Publisher: hardheadpress, inc
  • ISBN: 0986042927
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 274
  • Language: English
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Description: Eli,Ely - a San Francisco dramedy of sex, tears, and a life lived in not-so-quiet desperation Unstable, struggling writer, Eli Trocchi is in a relationship with serious grad student, Jennifer Ely. Friends speculate they hooked-up to say their own names during sex. In this tragicomedy, Miss Ely breaks up with Eli the same week he is fired from a sales job. Humiliated, the writer proceeds to have a meltdown both hilarious and sad, reflecting upon a lifetime of bad decisions, abject failure and vivid experiences. Through Eli, we discover another San Francisco, one as eccentric and deeply flawed as the character himself.


Pdf ebook: Spirituality in the Mother Zone

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Summary: A blend of personal stories, theological reflection, and practical wisdom, this book will help struggling mothers find comfort, courage, and an imaginative

  • Author : Trudelle Thomas
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • ISBN: 9780809142989
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Number of Pages: 236
  • Language: English
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Description: A blend of personal stories, theological reflection, and practical wisdom, this book will help struggling mothers find comfort, courage, and an imaginative vision for the future.


Pdf ebook: Teaching K-8 Reading

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Summary: Accessible and engaging, this methods textbook provides a roadmap for improving reading instruction. Leland, Lewison, and Harste explain why certain ineffe

  • Author : Christine H. Leland,Mitzi Lewison,Jerome C. Harste
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 100009376X
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 198
  • Language: English
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Description: Accessible and engaging, this methods textbook provides a roadmap for improving reading instruction. Leland, Lewison, and Harste explain why certain ineffective or debunked literacy techniques prevail in the classroom, identify the problematic assumptions that underly these popular myths, and offer better alternatives for literacy teaching. Grounded in a mantra that promotes critical thinking and agency—Enjoy! Dig Deeply! Take Action!—this book presents a clear framework, methods, and easy applications for designing and implementing effective literacy instruction. Numerous teaching strategies, classroom examples, teacher vignettes, and recommendations for using children’s and adolescent literature found in this book make it an ideal text for preservice teachers in elementary and middle school reading, and English language arts methods courses as well as a practical resource for professional in-service workshops and teachers. Key features include: Instructional engagements for supporting students as they read picture books, chapter books, and news articles, and interact with social media and participate in the arts and everyday life; Voices from the field that challenge mythical thinking and offer realworld examples of what effective reading and language arts instruction looks like in practice; Owl statements that alert readers to key ideas for use when planning reading and language arts instruction.


Pdf ebook: Herlands

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Summary: How women-only communities provide spaces for new forms of culture, sociality, gender, and sexuality Women’s lands are intentional, collective communitie

  • Author : Keridwen N. Luis
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 1452957851
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: How women-only communities provide spaces for new forms of culture, sociality, gender, and sexuality Women’s lands are intentional, collective communities composed entirely of women. Rooted in 1970s feminist politics, they continue to thrive in a range of ways, from urban households to isolated rural communes, providing spaces where ideas about gender, sexuality, and sociality are challenged in both deliberate and accidental ways. Herlands, a compelling ethnography of women’s land networks in the United States, highlights the ongoing relevance of these communities as vibrant cultural enclaves that also have an impact on broader ideas about gender, women’s bodies, lesbian identity, and right ways of living. As a participant-observer, Keridwen N. Luis brings unique insights to the lives and stories of the women living in these communities. While documenting the experiences of specific spaces in Massachusetts, Tennessee, New Mexico, and Ohio, Herlands also explores the history of women’s lands and breaks new ground exploring culture theory, gender theory, and how lesbian identity is conceived and constructed in North America. Luis also discusses how issues of race and class are addressed, the ways in which nudity and public hygiene challenge dominant constructions of the healthy or aging body, and the pervasive influence of hegemonic thinking on debates about transgender women. Luis finds that although changing dominant thinking can be difficult and incremental, women’s lands provide exciting possibilities for revolutionary transformation in society.


Pdf ebook: Treating Children with Sexually Abusive Behavior Problems

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Summary: Treating Children with Sexually Abusive Behavior Problems: Guidelines for Child and Parent Intervention is a unique, pioneering venture in the area of sexu

  • Author : Barbara J Christopherson,Jan Ellen Burton,Lucinda A Rasmussen,Steven C Huke,Julie Bradshaw
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317790340
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Number of Pages: 294
  • Language: English
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Description: Treating Children with Sexually Abusive Behavior Problems: Guidelines for Child and Parent Intervention is a unique, pioneering venture in the area of sexual abuse. Unlike most books on sexual abuse, which focus on children as victims, this integrated treatment approach suggests ways to develop parallel treatment strategies for both parents and children who display harmful sexual behavior. In many ways a first in its field, Treating Children with Sexually Abusvie Behavior Problems gives you the tools to orchestrate your own treatment and intervention techniques, specifically for those children under age 12 who display sexually harmful or unlawful behavior. You’ll find in this useful volume a one-of-a-kind approach to linking together individual, group, and family treatment into one integrated, comprehensive program that treats both perpetrator and victim in tandem. Effective applied techniques are presented to teach: accountability of the offending party concern for others/empathy social competence the establishment of appropriate boundaries healthy sexuality coping with prior trauma safety and supervision Treating Children with Sexually Abusive Behavior Problems is intended for professionals in child sexual abuse; graduate and undergraduate students in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, and psychiatry; juvenile court workers; child welfare case workers; teachers; attorneys; and judges. It will also serve to better inform the victim, family, and general public. If you’re concerned about the spread of sexually abusive behavior in children, you’ll want to become informed and armed with the practical and useful guidelines found in this innovative approach to a prevalent social problem.


Pdf ebook: The Velveteen Woman

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Summary: From the pages of the children’s classic The Velveteen Rabbit comes the universal question that has touched the hearts and minds of millions. “What is

  • Author : Brenda Waggoner
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1440167699
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 216
  • Language: English
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Description: From the pages of the children’s classic The Velveteen Rabbit comes the universal question that has touched the hearts and minds of millions. “What is real?” the rabbit asked the white Skin Horse. “Real isn’t how you are made, “he answered, it’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become real.” The Velveteen Woman is about transforming love of the Christ Child who came so that we could be real, whole, connected to our Creator. And yet, so many women today ignore His liberating love to pursue rabbit trails that lead only to fear, disappointment and pain. Are you tired… • Of maintaining a carefully kept Christina façade? • Of sharp edges of self-protection that thwart the very love you seek? • Of holding together a little brittle Christianity that is empty of real intimacy? Then join author Brenda Waggoner on a woman’s journey toward real, that place of transparency and security in the arms of a Savior who REALLY loves you. “The Velveteen Woman is for every woman who has ever struggled with her significance, security, intimacy with God, and others. (I think that’s all of us!) It’s a must-read book!” -Carol Kent, Speaker, Author, and President of Speak Up Speaker Services


Pdf ebook: Hey, Boy

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Summary: In the classic style of The Giving Tree comes a touching debut picture book about the unfaltering love between a boy and his pet. One day a boy finds a dog

  • Author : Benjamin Strouse
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1481471023
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 48
  • Language: English
  • Views: 330
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Description: In the classic style of The Giving Tree comes a touching debut picture book about the unfaltering love between a boy and his pet. One day a boy finds a dog. He takes him home, already dreaming of the adventures they will have and the games they will play. But when the boy gets hurt, he and his new best friend are separated. Will the boy be able to grow up quickly enough to get his furry companion back, or will life keep getting in the way? With dreamily spare text and sweeping yet simple illustrations, Hey, Boy is a reminder that true friends always find their way home to each other.


Pdf ebook: Like a Tree

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Summary: A Powerful and Poetic Call to Ecological & Feminist Activism This masterful work by internationally known author and speaker Jean Shinoda Bolen provides an

  • Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
  • ISBN: 1609255119
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1645
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Description: A Powerful and Poetic Call to Ecological & Feminist Activism This masterful work by internationally known author and speaker Jean Shinoda Bolen provides an insightful look into the fusion of ecological issues and global gender politics. Of trees and women. This book on the importance of trees grew out of Bolen’s experience mourning the loss of a Monterey pine that was cut down in her neighborhood. That, combined with her practice of walking among tall trees, led to her deep connection with trees and an understanding of their many complexities. From their anatomy and physiology, to trees as archetypal and sacred symbols, Bolen expertly explores the dynamics of ecological activism spiritual activism and sacred feminism. And, she invites us to join the movement to save trees. Stories of those making a difference. While there is still much work to be done to address environmental problems, there are many stories of individuals and organizations rising up to make a change and help save our planet. The words and stories that Bolen weaves throughout this book are both inspirational and down-to-earth, calling us to realize what is happening to not only our trees, but our people. By writing about both the work of organizations like Greenpeace and the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Bolen highlights her passions and shares her unique vision for the world. In Like a Tree learn more about: The dynamic nature of trees — from their anatomy to their role as an archetypal symbol Pressing social issues such as deforestation, global warming, and overpopulation What it means to be a “tree person” If you enjoyed books like The Hidden Life of Trees, Wise Trees, Around the World in 80 Trees, or Braiding Sweetgrass, then you’ll love Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet.


Pdf ebook: Children's Literature and the Posthuman

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Summary: An investigation of identity formation in children's literature, this book brings together children’s literature and recent critical concerns with posthu

  • Author : Zoe Jaques
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136674918
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: An investigation of identity formation in children's literature, this book brings together children’s literature and recent critical concerns with posthuman identity to argue that children’s fiction offers sophisticated interventions into debates about what it means to be human, and in particular about humanity’s relationship to animals and the natural world. In complicating questions of human identity, ecology, gender, and technology, Jaques engages with a multifaceted posthumanism to understand how philosophy can emerge from children's fantasy, disclosing how such fantasy can build upon earlier traditions to represent complex issues of humanness to younger audiences. Interrogating the place of the human through the non-human (whether animal or mechanical) leads this book to have interpretations that radically depart from the critical tradition, which, in its concerns with the socialization and representation of the child, has ignored larger epistemologies of humanness. The book considers canonical texts of children's literature alongside recent bestsellers and films, locating texts such as Gulliver’s Travels (1726), Pinocchio (1883) and the Alice books (1865, 1871) as important works in the evolution of posthuman ideas. This study provides radical new readings of children’s literature and demonstrates that the genre offers sophisticated interventions into the nature, boundaries and dominion of humanity.


Pdf ebook: Trees and the Human Spirit

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Summary: This volume presents a treatise on trees and how they relate to the human spirit. Through its in-depth discussion of the meaning of trees, a need for a shi

  • Author : Ruth Wilson
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1527524361
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 155
  • Language: English
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Description: This volume presents a treatise on trees and how they relate to the human spirit. Through its in-depth discussion of the meaning of trees, a need for a shift in thinking becomes clear. Historically, people in dominant cultures have viewed trees as resources to be used and forests as obstacles to such endeavors as farming and ranching. This publication presents a different view of trees and forests, one calling for a shift from domination and irreverence to respect and care—even kinship. While the text includes a discussion about some of the amazing characteristics of trees, the primary focus here is on the philosophical meaning of, and emotional connections with, trees. Its integration of disciplines and the recognition of different ways of knowing will make this book appealing to a wide variety of readers.


Pdf ebook: Advanced Techniques for Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Summary: "This is a superb book, rich in understanding of human behavior and creative in helping clients grow and change....If you aspire to be great in this profes

  • Author : Dr. Christian Conte, PhD
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826104519
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 264
  • Language: English
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Description: "This is a superb book, rich in understanding of human behavior and creative in helping clients grow and change....If you aspire to be great in this profession, you will use up a highlighter on this book." -Kevin Elko, PhD Author of The Pep Talk and True Greatness "It is rare for a book in counseling to enlighten its readers and enable them to see the profession, themselves, and their clients in an original, enhanced, and productive wayÖ. Conte is a master storyteller, a clear communicator, an innovative thinker, and a creative therapist." Samuel T. Gladding, PhD Chair and Professor, Department of Counseling Wake Forest University This book presents advanced techniques, concepts, and models that have proven to be both practical and readily usable for counselors who work with individuals, couples, families, and children. Dr. Conte provides in-depth coverage of a wide array of therapies, including metaphor, creative, projective, and classic. This collection of advanced, creative techniques, each accompanied with detailed case studies, will prove useful for both health professionals and counseling students. Key Features: Provides guidelines for some of the basics, such as active listening, empathizing, self-disclosure, and dealing with resistance Guidelines for using classic techniques include Adler's Push-Button technique, the ABC Model, and eye integration therapy Includes introductions to the author's original models such as the "Five Errors of Communication" and the "Four C's of Parenting" Using lucid, engaging prose, this book contains all the essential, creative, and advanced techniques that every counselor, psychotherapist, and educator should know.


Pdf ebook: Learning to Teach Through Discussion

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Summary: This sequel to Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon's acclaimed Turning the Soul: TeachingThrough Conversation in the High School presents a case study of two people

  • Author : Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300155824
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: This sequel to Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon's acclaimed Turning the Soul: TeachingThrough Conversation in the High School presents a case study of two people learning to teach. It shows them engaging two groups of fourth grade students in discussion about the meaning of texts--what the author calls interpretive discussion. The two groups differ with respect to race, geographical location, and affluence. As the novice teachers learn to clarify their own questions about meaning, they become better listeners and leaders of the discussions. Eventually, they mix the students from the two classrooms, and the reader watches them converse about a text as the barriers of race and class seem to break down. In addition to the detailed analysis of the case study, Learning to Teach Through Discussion: The Art of Turning the Soul presents philosophical, literary, and psychological foundations of interpretive discussion and describes its three phases: preparation, leading, and reflection. A tightly argued work, the book will help readers learn to engage students of all ages in text interpretation.


Pdf ebook: Indigenizing Education

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Summary: Indigenizing Education: Transformative Research, Theories, and Praxis brings various scholars, educators, and community voices together in ways that reimag

  • Author : Jeremy Garcia,Valerie Shirley,Hollie Anderson Kulago
  • Publisher: IAP
  • ISBN: 1648026923
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 341
  • Language: English
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Description: Indigenizing Education: Transformative Research, Theories, and Praxis brings various scholars, educators, and community voices together in ways that reimagines and recenters learning processes that embody Indigenous education rooted in critical Indigenous theories and pedagogies. The contributing scholar-educators speak to the resilience and strength embedded in Indigenous knowledges and highlight the intersection between research, theories, and praxis in Indigenous education. Each of the contributors share ways they engaged in transformative praxis by activating a critical Indigenous consciousness with diverse Indigenous youth, educators, families, and community members. The authors provide pathways to reconceptualize and sustain goals to activate agency, social change, and advocacy with and for Indigenous peoples as they enact sovereignty, selfeducation, and Native nation-building. The chapters are organized across four sections, entitled Indigenizing Curriculum and Pedagogy, Revitalizing and Sustaining Indigenous Languages, Engaging Families and Communities in Indigenous Education, and Indigenizing Teaching and Teacher Education. Across the chapters, you will observe dialogues between the scholar-educators as they enacted various theories, shared stories, indigenized various curriculum and teaching practices, and reflected on the process of engaging in critical dialogues that generates a (re)new(ed) spirit of hope and commitment to intellectual and spiritual sovereignty. The book makes significant contributions to the fields of critical Indigenous studies, critical and culturally sustaining pedagogy, and decolonization.


Pdf ebook: The Power of Soft

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Summary: In The Power of Soft, Hilary Gallo Reveals a more effective way to get what you want—both in and out of the board room. Hilary spent years negotiating mu

  • Author : Hilary Gallo
  • Publisher: Unbound Publishing
  • ISBN: 1783521414
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: In The Power of Soft, Hilary Gallo Reveals a more effective way to get what you want—both in and out of the board room. Hilary spent years negotiating multi-million pound deals as a lawyer and began to notice that tough, bullying behaviour rarely got him or his clients the outcomes they were looking for. Over the years he began to develop a new way of approaching negotiations—the power of soft—and soon found his work and home life getting richer. In life and in business we often mask our inner vulnerability by adopting a hard, unwavering and ultimately ineffective approach. Instead, Gallo proves that our true power stems from drawing strength from our mental core and balancing that inner strength with a softer, more approachable front. He teaches us to see reality more clearly by looking past our judgments and preconceptions and to focus our energy on what we actually need to achieve. What started as a negotiation tactic soon became a philosophy for life. Whether closing a business deal or trying to get your kids to bed, The Power of Soft is an elegant, holistic and most of all effective method to get what you need and still be kind.


Pdf ebook: Mycelial Mayhem

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Summary: “A comprehensive and personal tome on the production, business, promotion, and problem solving for the independent mushroom grower.” —Taylor Lockwood

  • Author : David Sewak,Kristin Sewak
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • ISBN: 1550926217
  • Genre: Nature
  • Number of Pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Views: 665
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Description: “A comprehensive and personal tome on the production, business, promotion, and problem solving for the independent mushroom grower.” —Taylor Lockwood, renowned mushroom expert & photographer Most supermarket mushrooms are bland and boring; products of an industrial process which typically relies on expensive equipment and harmful pesticides. Many people would like to add more flavorful and diverse fungi to their diets, but lack the knowledge or confidence to gather or grow their own. Do-it-yourself cultivation is a fun, exciting way to incorporate a variety of mushrooms into a sustainable lifestyle. Mycelial Mayhem is a straightforward, no-nonsense resource for the aspiring mushroom grower. This practical guide cuts through much of the confusion surrounding methods and techniques, helping the hobbyist or farmer to: Select regionally appropriate species for the home garden, farm-scale production, or an edible landscape Practice sustainable, environmentally friendly cultivation techniques, such as companion planting, to combat common garden pests and diseases Choose a successful, proven business approach to maximize profit and minimize frustration Many people find that DIY mushroom cultivation is not nearly as complicated as they expect, but a knowledgeable and experienced mentor is crucial to success. Whether your goal is to harvest homegrown gourmet mushrooms for your table, supplement your income by selling to friends and neighbors, or start a full-fledged niche business, Mycelial Mayhem is packed with the advice and resources you need to succeed with this rewarding and valuable crop. “After reading Mycelial Mayhem’s approachable primer to this age-old art I’m ready to invite the mysterious and captivating kingdom of fungi right into my own home.” —Langdon Cook, author of The Mushroom Hunters


Pdf ebook: Children's and YA Books in the College Classroom

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Summary: Using children's and young adult literature is a great way to enhance a variety of college classes in fields as varied as biology, computer game developmen

  • Author : Emily Dial-Driver,,Jim Ford,Sara N. Beam
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476621152
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 308
  • Language: English
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Description: Using children's and young adult literature is a great way to enhance a variety of college classes in fields as varied as biology, computer game development, political science and history. This collection of new essays by educators from a number of disciplines describes how to use such works as Where the Wild Things Are, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Swamp Thing, Percy Jackson, and Harry Potter to introduce complex concepts and spark interest in difficult subjects. The contributors describe innovative teaching strategies using dystopian fiction, graphic narratives, fairy tales and mythology. Often overlooked or dismissed by teachers, children's literature can support student learning by raising levels of academic rigor, creativity and critical thinking.